Avoiding Winter Germs

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It’s been a mild winter for weather, but not for illness! As the flu rampages through many states, keep your little ones healthy and safe this winter.

Start with the way your kids dress to go outside. For babies and toddlers, add one extra layer than you would wear outside, and limit outdoor time. School-aged children do best with warm boots, waterproof gloves and a hat. For teens? Well, if you figure out how to get them into a coat, please share your genius with us!

As far as germ prevention, keep sanitizer on hand when soap and water isn’t available. And build immunity with an annual flu shot – it’s not too late in the season to get one!

Finally, don’t forget to keep lotion, petroleum jelly and lip balm on hand to for skin that’s been dried out by the cold air.